Are you the new generation of premier Arctic scientists with ambition for strengthening your international experience? Do you want to make new discoveries that are vital for the sustainability of the Arctic environment and our whole planet?

We are now looking for excellent and enthusiastic scientists from various research fields to join our Arctic Interactions (ArcI) research community at the University of Oulu. ArcI is a multidisciplinary research effort aimed at creating understanding and mitigating global change in the Arctic by bridging different research disciplines within natural, social and technical sciences. This international and globally significant research hub will produce new discoveries and cutting-edge research that will help solve some of the most pressing societal challenges in the Arctic.

Research areas

Our three main research themes (RT) include 1) Global change & northern environments, 2) Human-environmental relationship, and 3) Sustainable systems, resource use and development. Within these research themes we are offering tenure track positions in five different research areas:

  • Biodiversity change and ecosystem health (RT1)
  • Earth system sciences, ecohydrology and human societal resiliency (RT1)
  • Cultural histories and traditional knowledge of resource use (RT2)
  • Resource management in Arctic environment (RT3)
  • Arctic architecture and environmental adaptation (RT3)

The tenure track positions are open to highly talented scientists with excellent potential for a successful scientific career. We invite strong candidates from various scientific fields, such as hydrology, ecology, biology, geography, geology, paleoclimatology, environmental sciences, environmental engineering, civil engineering, architecture, social sciences, archeology, cultural studies etc. Based on your experience and competence, you can be placed at the level of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Full Professor or Distinguished Professor. The positions include a start-up package for hiring a postdoctoral fellow and a PhD student.

The call is open and will close the 28th of February 2019.

More information:
Director: Prof. Bjørn Kløve, Kvantum Institute, University of Oulu
Vice Director: Prof. Jeffrey Welker, Ecology and Genetics Research Unit, University of Oulu
Coordinator: Jouko Inkeröinen, Kvantum Institute, University of Oulu

More details can be found here and at the ArcI website.


University of Oulu has been a member of the University of the Arctic since 2003 and hosts the UArctic Thematic Networks and Research Liaison Office.